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  • South Portland renews concern about contamination from dry cleaner

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For at least 25 years, a harmful chemical has existed in soil beneath and air around Pratt-Abbott Cleaners at Broadway and Cottage Road. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recorded tetrachloroethylene contamination in the late 1980s and again in 20...

  • Scarborough School Board members urge defeat of revised budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board finance committee, taking direction from the Town Council, eliminated $500,000 in a revised School Department budget proposal that goes to voters July 7. Board members said the reduction will cripple clubs, sports and after-school activities. ...

  • Election clerks: Absentee ballots more problematic than same-day voter registration

    BRUNSWICK — As a bill to eliminate same-day voter registration worked its way through Maine’s Legislature last week, proponents frequently cited the plight of the state’s municipal clerks. One of those proponents was Secretary of State Charles E. Summers Jr., who, in test...

  • Wind gust a theory for cause of Scarborough plane crash that injured 2 men

    SCARBOROUGH — The maiden flight of a Scarborough man's new airplane ended Friday with a dive and a crash, injuring the plane's owner and its pilot. Jeff Greenleaf, 40, bought the aircraft last winter, according to Fire Chief Michael Thurlow. The plane was a single-engine Kitfox expe...

  • Super time in Portland's Old Port

    William Jordan, 4, of New Bedford, Mass. holds a Superman inflatible that he won at the Old Port Festival on Sunday in Portland. Despite damp, chilly weather, the 38th annual festival drew people from near and far to downtown Portland.

  • Hats off to the Class of 2011

    Graduates toss their mortar boards in the air at the conclusion of the South Portland High School commencement on June 5.

  • Scarborough councilor seeks re-election

    SCARBOROUGH — Town Councilor Karen D'Andrea will seek re-election in November to a second, three-year term, she said in a press release. D'Andrea was elected in 2008, when she was the top vote-getter among five declared candidates and one write-in candidate. The councilor chai...

  • RSU 5 annual meeting sends $23.9M school budget to June 14 vote

    FREEPORT — Residents of Freeport, Pownal and Durham added $9,100 to the proposed Regional School Unit 5 budget at the annual budget meeting on Wednesday night. The increase will send a $23.9 million budget to voters on Tuesday, June 14.  Although the School Board wil...

  • Karaoke joins Cape Family Fun Day

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Family Fun Day at Fort Williams Park is Saturday, June 11. The annual nonprofit community event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a parade starting at the Cape Cottage Fire Station on Shore Road.  Participants can enjoy a day filled with traditional favorites suc...

  • Cape Elizabeth again eyes bus, trolley fees at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — As a way to increase revenue for Fort Williams Park, the Town Council will again consider a proposal to charge an entrance fee for tour buses and trolleys, starting in 2012. The Fort Williams Advisory Commission will present the recommendation to councilors on Monday...